A view of the pond we walked around. We noticed how dry everything is and how dull the colors on the leaves are.
So many wildflowers thanks in part to the warmer than usual weather.
We’ve been somewhat disappointed with the lack of mushrooms on our October walks but if we look hard enough we may spy a few beauties like this one.
So many turkey tails on our walks as there are a lot of fall trees near the wetlands where many of the public walking trails are often located.
We’ve been studying beavers this term and couldn’t be more excited to discover this on our nature walk.
Our beaver lodgings. The children even noticed the small hole at the top which we had just read about during our morning lesson.
Here is my James trying to construct a beaver home of his own. He remembered that the beavers like to use green sticks to build their homes.
Autumn is so beautiful that even the grasses and the sedges are a delight to see.
Here is my youngest playing French bingo with the family. I am so grateful my husband is fluent!
The highlight of the children’s day (and mine too) is when we have tea time. I try to schedule it around 4pm everyday. We usually sip hot chocolate or a special juice and nibble at some cookies. It’s a perfect time to gather everyone back to one location and refocus. I usually read some poetry and if time allows I’ll read from our family read-aloud.
This year I am trying to be more consistent with our object study. Right now the children are focusing on American Indian way of living.
A few of the books we are using for our object study.